Make a Fairy Garden, simply and quickly…
Attracting fairies to your garden is an EASY task, when you create a fairy garden using some of the ideas here. Make one or two found items the focal point, and then hunt for a few details to complete the allusion that fairies really can inhabit these tiny gardens. If you create one, they will arrive!
Tanya Goldsmith tells us, “This was the Fairy Festival at McKee Botanical Gardens. I took my beautiful granddaughters and we had so much fun. Samantha and Fiona are checking out a miniature garden I believe put together by Rock City Gardens.”
These Fairy Garden kits are sold at drug stores and nurseries, especially around the holidays. Here’s one… Fairy Garden Kit: 7 Piece Set that makes a delightful gift for a child of any age. A flat of wooley thyme was placed on regular potting soil in this basket weave-patterned cement container and trimmed to fit. I used the trimmings in a second fairy garden in another container. .
Broken pots turn brilliant, when transformed into a miniature garden like Brenda Propst created with her granddaughter. Set one small pot into another and firmly pack soil around it to hold it in place. Add small houses. Once you’re on the lookout for tiny fairy garden items, it will get easier and easier to assemble your mini garden. Just look at this cute smile!
Rachel Goins says, “This is a little fun project I did today. Half the fun was looking around for pieces for it and putting it all together. Iay find some sand to cover the dirt. Plants clockwise are tomato plant ( probably will get too big and will have to remove), Bronze Dutch clover, (Trifolium repens atropurpureum), Creeping thyme ‘Elfin’, Hen and chicks, and Scotch moss, (Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’.)
Rachel began with a purchased furniture set, like this one, Fairy Gardening Mini Bistro Set. She needed a piece of blue stained glass fom the craft store for the ‘pond’ and gravel to surround it. The plants were purchased also, but all the rest are odds and ends. Easy!
Make it easy:
Use some or all of these:
- 1 fairy garden container with soil or use an outdoor spot
- 3 miniature ‘fairy’ plants (Search your garden for these, or buy)
- 1 pine cone
- 1 wooden ‘plank’ for a bridge
- 1 fairy, gnome, knight or dinosaur
- 1 fairy pet or animal
- 1 fairy wishing well or house, DIY or purchased
- 1 baggie of magic stones (gravel)
- 3 or 4 fairy pebbles
- Fairy dust!
Enchanted gardens sometimes begin with an interesting ‘container.’ Joy Hale used a square tray or shallow wooden planter box for her garden and raised it up by setting it on a tall tree stump in her garden. A peak-roofed birdhouse, a small-scaled flowers and a few smooth stones complete it. Small scaled pink petunias, Hens and chicks and Dianthus grow here.
Joy made a miniature garden in a unique way that could easily be the start of a fairy garden. She says, “It was kind of a silly idea of mine, but I had fun. This is a small table that had lost it cement table top, so I bought a flat of Blue Star Creeper and cut a circle out of it with a knife. Now it is a tea table.”
Arlene Brenneman “One of many fairy gardens ready for a garden fair this weekend at Quailcrest Farm, Wooster, Ohio,”
Enchanted container gardens
Jenny Alexander says, ” I made the little fence and it’s funny, not one piece was purchased at the same time, just gradually over time. The plants she chose are pink Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes), Thyme and Sedum.
Ah, too bad,…the fountain leaks,…or broke,…or you just got tired of the maintenance of it. No worries! It’s now a container and this one is a perfect multi-decker container for a fairy garden, Jenny thought. The plants are, from top, Thyme, Sedum ‘Lemon Ball’ and Feverfew.
Ivy and two chicken figurines are al this miniature garden takes. Joyce Collins just stared making these! Can’t stop now!
A tiny boxwood fills the gravel covered soil in Joni Eades’s porcelain metal cup. A small harmless gnome and a ‘shroom are the details.
Inside or out, easy as can be!
A pensive fairy statue, some sparkly silver glass ornament balls on twigs and a glowingly shiny bowling ball spread magic fairy dust over this flower bed of Di-Ellen Davenport’s. Growing here, from left to right are Sedum ‘Autumn Joy, True Geranium and Violets.
If you find the perfect fairy house, like the birch bark and whitewashed one Cherrie Carine found, then the job is easy! Then, like she did look around the garden for some plants you can use at no cost. You may be surprised what you find! Cherrie says, “I have always used naturally growing moss picked from the forest on my farm…I use it in all my fairy gardens, and also as a low-growing cover for my potted house ferns…”
Carol Hall began with an interesting stump. When she found just the right fairy statue, it became the focal point of this flower bed. Carol says, “If you will look close on the logs, there are four tiny fairies that the fairy girl is looking down on.”
Stacy Green says, “I made this little fairy garden today here in my own front garden.” Stacy’s fairy door and little white picket fence just ‘make’ this fairy garden scene created around the tree. See this cute fairy door, Elfin Door on Amazon. Amazon is our favorite place to find just what you want for your miniature gardens at a very reasonable cost. It’s so easy to use the search tool.
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